Paeans - and Aches

over the years

Sunday, November 14, 2004


My memory is not my friend.

It forgets favourite quotes
And authors’ names
But recalls the way her eyebrows smiled.
It loses track of phone numbers
And conversations
But is imprinted with her embrace.
It lets tax returns deadines slip
And resolutions too
But can quote her emails.
It refuses to hold on to
All that i want it to
And won’t let go of what it should.

My memory is not my friend.


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